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Vote for President Uhuru this time, DP Ruto tells Ukambani residents

By Standard Team | Published Mon, September 11th 2017 at 00:00, Updated September 10th 2017 at 22:16 GMT +3
Deputy President William Ruto, (from right ) Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka and Kikuyu's MP Kimani Ichungwa during a church service at Chrisco in Vota, Machakos County. PICTURE REBECCA NDUKU/DPPS

Ukambani, which overwhelmingly voted for the Opposition, was on Sunday urged to back Jubilee in the fresh presidential election.

Deputy President William Ruto spoke in Machakos, where he announced that the Government would invest Sh50 million to construct Kimutwa Technical Training College in the county.

He urged Machakos residents to vote for Jubilee and cited the development of Konza Techno City and construction of roads among the projects prioritised by the Jubilee in the county.

He said he was confident Jubilee would carry the day on October 17. “We are confident we won and we are ready to go for fresh presidential election. Aren’t you the ones who will vote?” said Ruto.

Sunday service

He called on the voters who did not vote for Uhuru to do so this time round. “If you do exams where you are asked questions and you answer, and you are told to repeat the same exam will you put the same answer that was wrong if you’ve already been told the answer will you be defeated?” he posed.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Fabian Muli (Kangundo), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), and former Kilome MP Regina Ndambuki accompanied the DP during the visit. 

Mr Lusaka told the Kamba community to support the Jubilee administration, saying it has demonstrated its commitment to unite Kenyans and initiate development projects across the country.

Earlier while speaking at the Chrisco Church in Vota, Machakos County, where he attended a Sunday service, Ruto said the Government would ensure security so that Kenyans participate in the October 17 poll peacefully.

“We will make sure that nothing interferes with the people of Kenya in exercising their democratic right in an organised and peaceful manner,” Ruto dded.

He also said the 1.5 million Form Four and Class Eight candidates would sit their examinations as planned and told leaders to be mindful of students and not to interfere with the examination calendar.

Speak truth

The MPs asked churches to come out openly and speak the truth about the political situation in the country.

Mr Musyoka said it is discouraging that political temperatures were taking the country on a dangerous path and wondered why the churches are silent on the matter.

He also claimed that the Supreme Court judgment had robbed Kenyans of their victory.

“Where is the voice of the Church over the Supreme Court ruling? What the court did was to steal the victory of President Kenyatta,” said Musyoka.

Mr Munyaka said it was only after he joined Jubilee that he was able to get funds to develop the area.

He asked his constituents to support Jubilee in the October re-election so as to benefit from more projects.

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